Skeleton gingerbread cookies
75g brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
1 egg yolk
50g golden syrup
250g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon bread soda
1 tablespoon water
200g Icing sugar
Melted dark chocolate
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar, add the golden syrup and egg yolk and mix.
To this add the flour, spices and bread soda. Mix.
You will need to add a small amount of water to help bind.
Once a dough is formed, wrap and chill.
Preheat your oven to 170C.
Line two trays with parchment and set aside.
On a floured surface, knead and roll the gingerbread dough and using a gingerbread man cookie cutter, cut out the cookies and place on the tray.
This goes into the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
Remove and cool.
To decorate, simply add a small amount of water to the icing sugar to create a thick paste, place this in a piping bag and pip on a skeleton design on the cooled cookies.
For added detail you can pipe on eyes etc using dark chocolate!
TIP: To ensure the gingerbread keeps its shape you can chill again before baking